I am so grateful for a playroom -- but it can turn into a disaster area in about 5 minutes. A few days ago, I spent some time rearranging all the toys, re-situating the shelving, and re-sorting all the little pieces of everything into their correct containers.
The kids were glad to have me in their midst as they played (we're in a big "PLEASE PLAY BY YOURSELF, Mommy needs some mommy time." phase. ) They made the sorting a little harder, as they kept running off with random things. But in the end...
S & B did help a little with the sorting. Ex. "Please pick up all the dinosaurs you see and put them in the green bin!" But yeah, mostly they played.
Someone messaged me the idea the other day to rotate toys in and out of your play areas. This works well for curing toy boredom, if you have storage space to do it.
Another thing I did this time, was rearrange so that some of the on-the-floor toys were up to eye level, where they would attract more attention:
And the playroom was perfect at last, for 5 minutes. Then I rounded the corner again and found this:
Oh well, as long as they're playing!
Oh, and we also rearranged S's room a little, placing the trundle bed against the opposite wall, which leaves a perfect cave for playing in.
Tell me how you mix it up at your house... leave tips for organizing play areas or toys in the comments.